Irish history under the hammer

It all began with the sale of the Pearse Surrender Letter in a Fine Art auction at Adam’s in Dublin in 2005. Until then, items relating to Irish Independence rarely went under the hammer.

12th April, 2008

It all began with the sale of the Pearse Surrender Letter in a Fine Art auction at Adam’s in Dublin in 2005. Until then, items relating to Irish Independence rarely went under the hammer.

Such was the level of interest, Adam’s specialist Stuart Cole decided the time might be right for a dedicated sale. Meanwhile, in Co Kilkenny, Fonsie Mealy of Mealy’s was thinking along similar lines.

The two men...

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